What is this looking out of my box?
While out backpacking . . . . I wanted to continue my post with this woodpecker who I found inspecting my Screech Owl box on Friday!! Of course every year the only thing that uses the box is European Starling (which I always need to evict)!! Maybe this will be the year for the Flicker??
This male Common Flicker had inspected every corner of this box and I would love if the box passed the Flicker inspection!! Just maybe I will have some baby Flicker babies in my yard here soon?
Please Return Mr. Woodpecker!!
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OMG…this would be fantastic. Flicker is my favorite woodpecker. I will be anxious to see if you get a family of them in your box. You lucky man. Keep us posted.
P.S. We had a Lark Sparrow in our garden today. You talk about fantastic. I was so excited. They nest in our county in a few places but I would never have thought that one would drop by on their way to their nesting grounds.
19 April 2008 at 8:13 pm
Such fun photos of the flicker doing a little house hunting. Do let us know if he closes the deal.
19 April 2008 at 8:46 pm
That’s cool seeing the flicker inspect the house just like anyone looking for a home in which to live =)
19 April 2008 at 10:03 pm
Please send a few to me if you have babies? Watching birds check out nesting boxes is so entertaining. I just love it.
19 April 2008 at 10:30 pm
What a great find! I hope your flicker stays, keep us updated!
19 April 2008 at 11:22 pm
Hope an SO doesn’t try to evict the Flickers.
Sorry….just playing raptor-advocate here.
20 April 2008 at 12:36 am
I hope he liked your offering. That would be a wonderful use for that box!
20 April 2008 at 12:43 am
Wow! I had no idea that they would use a box! Cool photo!
20 April 2008 at 5:27 am
Ohhh, I hope you have some baby Flickers, Tom! What cool photos you would take!
20 April 2008 at 7:48 am
That would be wonderful if they used the box. I can imagine the pics you would show us if they do.
20 April 2008 at 7:49 am
Oh wow! That would be soooo cool. I can’t even imagine what baby Flickers look like! We’ll keep our fingers crossed with you Tom.
20 April 2008 at 7:56 am
Nice photos, and lucky you. Baby flickers are such fun to watch.
20 April 2008 at 8:38 am
I don’t know why they call it common–I do not see common flickers at our place but I know they are supposed to be around. That’s great that you have one inspecting your owl box.
20 April 2008 at 10:59 am
How nice would that be to have a nest box full of Flickers. Good Luck! Do you have the directions to make the nest box?
Peter from It’s About the Journey
20 April 2008 at 1:04 pm
I love flickers. They’re a pretty rare sight down here. Thanks for sharing yours. 🙂
20 April 2008 at 2:10 pm
Oh…I hope your Flicker decides to stay! They are such a gorgeous bird that we don’t often see up close. I bet the babies would be neat to watch!
20 April 2008 at 2:15 pm
I do hope your box passed inspection. I would so love to see some baby Flickers.
20 April 2008 at 2:56 pm
That would be so cool!!!
20 April 2008 at 3:00 pm
@ Lisa – thanks and would be great if they do use the box! Congrats on the Lark Sparrow!
@ KGMom – Just checking out the local houses! Everyone here will be the first to know!
@ Rondi – It was checking out every corner of the house!
@ Mary – Sure thing . . . thanks
@ Chicago – I hope so also!
@ Susan – The owls can have my starlings but it would be a story if they are kicked out by the Screech Owls!
@ Liza – I would be ecstatic if they used it!
@ threecollie – They do . . . wish I had more chips in it though!
@ Pam – That would be great! I hope so!
@ Toni – Sure would and would be a plus on here when I would band them!
@ Jayne – Thanks and all I can say is “must be cute”!
@ Wren – They have not picked the box yet! But do have a few other boxes in the area that they can choose from!
@ Joan – I like the Yellow-shafted Flicker name better to be honest! Thanks
@ Peter – It would be!
@ Lana – Thanks and hope it happens!
@ Bird Girl – they are and the babies would be cute!
@ Trixie – I need to do some flicker improvements if they don’t pick it! Only wish I could get some feed back from them!!
@ Mel – Thanks!
20 April 2008 at 8:54 pm
Oh, Oh fingers crossed that he comes back!
20 April 2008 at 8:59 pm
Maybe put up a “welcome flicker” sign?? Oh I hope he chooses your nestbox!!
20 April 2008 at 9:20 pm
Hope it stays – I’d love to see some baby flicker photos!
21 April 2008 at 10:40 am
Flickers are such beautiful birds. I recently have been spotting a lot of them. I was used to the ones I saw out west and am amazed at the pretty yellow color under the wings of the ones out here. I hope you get baby flickers. It would be so cute to see.
21 April 2008 at 5:05 pm
That would be really cool!!
22 April 2008 at 1:05 am
Is that birdhouse attached to a utility pole? Our power company here discourages that even though I have a couple in my yard that I would love to attach kestrel boxes to.
28 April 2008 at 2:41 pm